Touring the country with The Getaway Plan, tonight it was the blissful beachside Eastern Suburbs time to be “Iconised”.
To the gathered punters surprise Selina’s tonight was relegated to a half room configuration – and that apparently meant there would be no lighting either as Wendy Icon were barely visible in the dark room. Thankfully they brought 2 massive stage backdrops to add some much needed bounced light.
The band were clearly in the mood to party, front man Tommy Rutland toyed mercilessly with a mirrorball that should never have been placed in his line of fire had the venue staff done their research. Sure enough, it met its demise not long after during a more intense number.
The punters were slow to respond and being the Friday night of a long weekend perhaps they were taking it easy as there were potentially three days to get pissed and jump around to bands over such a weekend. Either way it didn’t stop the band as they made a pledge:
If we cover an Aussie song that pays tribute to Aussie music on Australia Day long weekend will you dudes at the back on those couches get up and party?
They launched into Grinspoon‘s Lost Control and the crowd did just that.
After paying tribute to local act Marlow:
They’re great guys, great musicians. We had cheese and bread with them tonight. They were nice.
Wendy Icon wrapped their set as frontman Tommy Rutland lobbed the mic into the crowd and left the stage while the band played the remaining number.
Wendy Icon, welcome back.
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